beerguy101 (5286) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 3, 2003
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Medium orange gold color. Head is smallish. Aroma is malty and slightly skunky. A light bodied beer. Very light and watery tasting. There is something not quite right with this beer, not sure quite what it is, but it ain’t right. Malts are way to mild. Hops are way to astringent. And it only 2.3 % alcohol as well. Not a very good effort from Anchor. Mouthfeel is thin. Finish is harsh. Aftertaste is bitter. DRAIN POUR TIME!!
supermikeyb (43) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very unusuall style, I've often heard about this beer but never tried untill I was at the brewery. Its the perfect summer beer. Extremely light malt, subtle hops, very low alcohol content...
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2003
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
- orangey, golden color, small foam head with a steady stream of bubbles, light aroma, hoppy with a light fruity sweetness; flavor is highly, highly bitter, yet not a tasty bitter – overbearing, malt is also very plain and thin – a poor showing from a great brewery
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2003
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2004 I didn't realize that this beer was so low in ABV, I might not have bought it had I known. But, I bought it, so here I am. Aroma similar to that of Steam. Creamy, slightly off-white head. Fairly light in color, as expected. Fair amount of carbonation. Kind of a fuzzy mouth feel. Not one of Anchor's best brews.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
As this beer is made from the reused, second mashing of their Old Foghorn beer, it comes out a tad weak. There's obviously a reason why the mash generally isn't reused, and the taste of this beer makes that clear. Anchor gives you a real big bottle of "small beer" as if to make up for it's unpleasant taste. It's sort of like a watered down Anchor Steam.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight malt aroma, with a touch of malt throughout. Decent amount bitterness for style. A good session brew.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 25, 2002
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a light orange color with a small white head. Not much aroma besides a trace of skunk. Watery mouthfeel. Slight bitterness. This beer is weak, watery and nothing like Anchor’s other offerings. I’m certainly never going to drink this again.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden hue, slight red tint. White head that clings to glass. Crisp malt nose. Lots of carbonation, light footed on palate, sweet malt first, clean all the way through, then a big over bitter finish. Decent, crisp and refreshing.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tastes almost like bitter club soda. I like bitter beers, so I can’t say I totally disliked this beer. I am happy I tried it, but will not buy it again.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - OCT 1, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pouring with a closed rocky head with a pilsner-like nose, nice and smooth with balanced malt and hop all the way though, definatly a good summer time beer.